Detached house Gais
On the former site of a barn and shed, a cubic residential building is created that blends into the landscape despite its contrasting shape and color. The choice of prefabricated exposed concrete elements in the single-family house in Gais is clearly not only a question of functionality, but also a stylistic statement. In the northern courtyard area, a building is constructed which, in its proportions and with a flat roof, is intended to blend in with the surrounding landscape without detracting from its appearance.
The new building is of solid construction, and for improved protection against rising damp as well as radon gases, the foundations as well as the exterior basement walls are made of waterproof concrete by means of a slab.
Both on the first floor, where the living rooms are provided, and on the 1st floor with bedrooms and children's rooms respectively, the windows are positioned to maximize and natural light and air flow. Access to the approximately 2.60 m high rooms is through the covered and north-facing vestibule. In the area next to the staircase is the access to the basement, where the necessary technical room is located.
The compact cube-shaped structure is made of formwork-smooth exposed concrete - durable, timeless, maintenance-free.
Arch. Michael Baumgartner